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#1 Charlenekc1

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:36 AM

Hi there,

I have windows 7 (X32) and I am Receiving a strange "Allow this program to make changes to your computer" pop-up. The pop-up is related to safer networking (which I didn't even know I had).

What is Safer networking and can I delete it?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:24 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spybot_%E2%80%93_Search_%26_Destroy

 

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#3 mightywiz

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

at some time someone must have installed spybot search & destroy on your computer.   it monitors registry activity and if a program wants to make a change in the registry then that's when you get the safer networking popup....

 

so if your installing something and you know it's safe then go ahead and allow it to make a change, but if your just browsing the web and it pops up then you want to say no.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:36 AM

At one time Spybot Search & Destroy was a good program, but the author of this software hasn't kept up with the changing times and this product has fallen out of favor with many.  I would suggest uninstalling it.  SUPERAntiSpyware is a much better program.


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#5 Charlenekc1

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:06 AM

Sorry for posting in the incorrect forum. Lesson learned

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Thank you very much. Am going to uninstall right now



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:20 AM

You didn't post in the wrong forum.  This issue involved Windows 7, that's just where this should be posted. :thumbup2:


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:28 AM

First identify popup  is from PC or While Online

 

if only online need to check the browser






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